To foster the growth, development, and educational achievement of all students by promoting health and wellness in a safe supportive environment.


All students will be healthy, safe, and ready to learn.


Health Procedures – Nursing Department

Registered Nurses with the Rapid City Area Schools provide services throughout the district.  Nursing services may include:

  • Development of individualized health care plans to meet the needs of students with health concerns and daily medication administration.
  • Coordination of health screenings. Screenings may include but not limited to vision, dental, height, weight, body mass index and blood pressure.
  • Presentation of health topics and education to the students and staff
  • Assessment and monitoring of communicable diseases.
  • Enforcement of the state law and district policies regarding student’s immunizations.

Health Forms, Policies, and Immunization Requirements

Recommendations for Temporary Exclusion from School (Sick Day Guidelines)


School Nurse Contacts
Name Title Email
Terra Larsen School Nurse Email Terra
Merissa Gehm School Nurse Email Merissa
Jennifer Oedekoven School Nurse (RN+B) Email Jennifer
Lyndsay Farnsworth School Nurse Email Lyndsay
Justina Schmelz School Nurse (RN+B) Email Justina
Kerry Leighty School Nurse Email Kerry
Jill Wilgers School Nurse (RN+B) Email Jill
Alyssa Downey School Nurse Email Alyssa
Cynthia Begley School Nurse Email Cynthia